Caregiver

Caregivers can use: a listening ear, practical help and maybe a couch! The following resources will help you support your loved one.

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A Time To Heal - Cancer changes your life. It can be a constant companion in your thoughts. You receive a lot of support during treatment but what happens when treatment is completed? How do you return to daily life? How can you and your loved ones adjust to life changes that cancer can bring about and move towards creating your best life? A Time to Heal is a 12-week holistic rehabilitation program designed to help men and women regain physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual health after cancer treatment. A Time to Heal is offered by HOPE Cancer Connection and Affinity Health at various locations in the Fox Valley area. The program is open to all men and women, from all health systems, who have completed surgery and treatment following a cancer diagnosis. A family member or friend who served as your caregiver during your cancer journey is also encouraged to participate with you. Thanks to the generosity of others, this program is being offered free of charge to participants. For more information about the next session see Local Events or call HOPE Cancer Connection at 920-882-1900.

CancerCare is an organization that provides help to cancer survivors and their caregivers emotionally, physically and financially. They provide telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial/co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of our services are free of charge. Visit their website to learn more or call them at 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Caregivers Insights is a local support group for those caring for a loved one. Meets every Thursday at the Affinity Visiting Nurses Office located at 816 W. Winnecconne Ave in Neenah from 1-2:00 p.m. For more information please call 866-236-8500.

CareCalendar is a free website to organize care/support. For more information visit carecalendar.org.

Caringbridge is a free website to update friends and family and also receive support and inspirational messages posted by visitors. Also includes a support planner. For more information visit caringbridge.org.

Meal Train is a free website to coordinate help with meals. For more information visit mealtrain.com.

My Lifeline is a free website that empowers cancer patients and caregivers to build an online support community to foster connection, inspiration and healing. For more information visit mylifeline.org.

Share the Care is a national model for starting a caregiving team to takeover some of the tasks that a caregiver provides to someone with an illness, disability, or other health problem. The team is created by bringing together a circle of friends, family, neighbors and others in the community who want to help, but aren't sure how. Contact the Outagamie County Share the Care Station Manager, Jeanine Knapp, at 920-225-1745 to start your care circle.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." Jane Howard

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